Power armor comes in three distinct flavors. Light power armor is an armored exoskeleton that the pilot wears over a jumpsuit. It can accommodate the weight of the pilot and his gear plus 200 percent more. Medium power armor is a heavy suit that the pilot has to climb into, which can accommodate the weight of the pilot and his gear, plus 500 percent more. These suits usually have internal or backpack mounted reactors, positive grounding shield generators and integrated weapons.
Heavy suits of power armor, such as those shown here, are literally walking tanks, capable of carrying and manipulating upwards of two-thousand percent of their pilots weight. That means that this mech shown here, with a pilot weighing around 150 pounds could pick up a 160 ton object and toss it into the air.
Suits such as these always are powered by their own reactors, are equipped with heavy shields and integrated weapons, but can also carry and field accessories and secondary weapons at the pilots will. This unit is shown with a CG Energy Lance, a forced-plasma projector which can either fire powerful pulses of directed energy, or a continuous stream of heavy plasma. It is also carrying a basic secondary shield, which can be swung into position to deflect enemy fire, and acts as a field-manipulator for the armor's built-in energy shield. It can also be set into the ground to be used as cover by more lightly armored troops.
The finished version of this guy will be painted up in Royalist Cave-Grove colors, as they were often deployed around landed castleships as base-defense.